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Good day, Have been having this form of rash/acne on my

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Good day,

Have been having this form of rash/acne on my face for a while now. i have tried all options. they form around my mouth area(few) but mainly my forehead. I dont know if it is an allergy as a pharmacist once told me since it's not itchy, it might not be. I noticed recently have got some acne/rash on my back and chest area too. I need help.

Julia
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  dermdoc19 replied 3 years ago.

dermdoc19 :

These answers are for informational purposes and do not replace a physician head-to-head visit. A patient-physician relationship is not established.

dermdoc19 :

Hello

dermdoc19 :

Is it possible to forward a photograph?

dermdoc19 :

Do you have a problem with pigmentation too?

Customer:

hello

Customer:

sure i do have hyper pigmentation as well. also sun burn by my side cheeks. i use SPF though

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dermdoc19 :

Thank you for the excellent pictures and additional information. Would you like me to limit my treatment plan to over the counter medications or include prescription items>

Customer:

I will be grateful to all options

Customer:

both will be fine

Customer:

i will be able to work with the best possible from here

Customer:

please confirm am reacting to my lightening products as i want the best of skin that will leave me with no issues

dermdoc19 :

The combination of a Retinoid such as Tretin X at night or a combination Retinoid/Clindaymycin such as Veltin gel at night AND Finacea in the morning would be the most effective at helping acne and hyper-pigmentation. I would also add NeoStrata Bionic Skin Lightening gel to the dark spots themselves. The other products would go on the entire face. I would recommend Doxycycline Hyclate either in the form of Doryx 150 mg. a day or the generic at 100 mg. twice a day. Orally, I would take Omega 3 fatty acids 1000 mg. twice a day, Zinc Gluconate 25 mg. , Vitamin C 500 mg. twice a day and Vitamin A 2500 I.U. once a day.

dermdoc19 :

You want a mild Retinoid since a stronger one can cause irritation which might make the things worse by causing pigmentation.

Customer:

ok

dermdoc19 :

Over the counter: Retriderm or Roc Retinol Wrinkle Correxion Night Cream at night and Oxy 5 gel in the morning.

Customer:

ok great

Customer:

Do I use all of these with my everyday products

dermdoc19 :

You can order the NeoStrata product on line.

Customer:

yes, i just checked online for it. can i use the cream if i dont get the gel?

dermdoc19 :

The cream is fine.

Customer:

ok thanks

Customer:

Can i continue with my products or is there a better recommendation for ethnic skin like mine

dermdoc19 :

The product containig Glutatione, Kojic Acid and Licorice sounds good since they all help against pigmentation. The cleanser, I am not so sure about. I like Cerave Moisturizing Cleanser or Cetaphil Dermacontrol better.

Customer:

ok thanks. will strictly adhere and watch what the results turns out to be. I will be extremely glad to come back with a good result

dermdoc19 :

Be patient...all these things take awhile.

Customer:

I totally agree.

Customer:

many thanks

dermdoc19 :

Very welcome

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